1. How many years does a municipality have to prosecute an ordinance violation?

Two years. State law provides that an action to recover a forfeiture imposed by a municipal ordinance must be commenced within two years after the cause of action accrues, when no other limitation is prescribed by law, or the action to recover is barred. Wis. Stat. § 893.93(2)(b). (rev. 10/20)

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1. 1. How many years does a municipality have to prosecute an ordinance violation?
2. 2. Does state law require that ordinances be read a certain number of times before they are voted on?
3. 3. What is the difference between an ordinance and a resolution and what determines whether an ordinance or resolution should be used?
4. 4. What is a charter ordinance?
5. 5. What are the basic procedures for initiation of a charter ordinance by a municipal governing body and adoption?
6. 6. Is there a time limit for challenging an ordinance based on procedural errors?
7. 7. Is a public hearing required for all ordinances?